Mysore Things to Do

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  • 1. Chamundi Hill

    It makes for a nice drive from Mysore. You will find one of the most popular temples in India here. Do check out the huge Nandi (Bull) statue on the way there. The hill is at 1000 meters elevation....

  • 2. Palace

    The Kingdom of Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty from 1399 until the independence of India in 1947. The Wodeyar kings first built a palace in Mysore in the 14th century, but this palace was...

  • 3. Brindavan Gardens

    The first of These gardens are laid on the banks of Krishnarajasagar Dam. Spread over vast area , the terraced lawns and fountains make these gardens one of the best in South India. The swirling...

  • 4. Deveraja Market

    I love exploring foreign markets and this was one of the largest and best I came across during my four months in India. It provides some excellent photo opportunities with locals selling and buying...

  • 5. Zoo

    Mysore Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in Southern India and is located about km southeast from Mysore Palace. It was established under royal patronage in 1892, making it one of the oldest zoos in...

  • 6. St. Philomena Church

    This huge cathedral is located about 2km to the north of the city centre and was constructed in 1936 in a Neo Gothic style inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It stands on the site of an...

  • 7. Amba Vilas Palace

    A priceless national treasure and the pride of a kingdom, the Mysore Palace is the seat of the famed Wodeyar family. The Mysore Palace was built over one thousand years ago, in AD 897. Saracenic in...

  • 8. Nandi The Bull

    Halfway down Chamundi Hill is Nandi the bull, Lord Shiva's vehicle. It is quite an impressive sculpture, five metres high and carbed from a single piece of black granite in 1659. Legend claims that...

  • 9. Chamundeswari Temple

    This temple is located on Chamundi Hill which itself is 2-3km southeast of the city centre. The original shrine is thought to have been built in the 12th century by Hoysala rulers while its 40m-high...

  • 10. Tippu Sultan's Summer Palace

    About 1/2 hour (10 miles) out of Mysore by car, this small wooden palace is historically fascinating as well as being attractive and evocative of the days when Great Warrior states still held sway...

  • 11. Maharaja's Palace

    The Maharaja’s Palace really is a fairytale structure and dominates the centre of Mysore. The palace was completed in 1912 on the site of another palace which was destroyed by fire in 1897. The...

  • 12. Srirangapatnam

    15 km from Mysore, Srirangapatnam has many captivating sites including the summer palace of Tipu Sultan, which was built in 1784 in the Indo-Saracenic architecture. It also boasts a small museum...

  • 13. Visit the Brindivan Gardens

    These are beautifully maintained gardens with fountains and a light show at night (looked good from the photos, but we only saw it in the day and that was great...

  • 14. Srirangapatna

    Srirangapatna is a small town that's located about 16km (10 miles) northeast of Mysore. The town lies on an island in the middle of the Kaveri River and takes...

  • 15. Sandalwood Oil Factory

    This sandalwood oil factory is government run (by the Forestry Department) and is a good place to visit to see the process of how the oil is produced. I came...

  • 16. Silk Factory

    The Government Silk Weaving Factory was built in the year 1932, by the Maharaja of Mysore. After I signed in, I was allowed to walk around the old warehouses...

  • 17. Statue of the demon Mahishasura

    Legend has it that the demon Mahishasura, the king of the area that is currently Mysore, was killed by the Goddess Chamundeswari after a fierce battle. The...

  • 18. Jaganmohan Palace

    The Jaganmohan Palace, which lies to the west of the Mysore Palace, was constructed in the year 1861 by the king, Krishnaraja Wodeyar III as an alternate...

  • 19. Sri Shweta Varahaswami Temple

    This temple is located near the southern entrance of Mysore Palace. The presiding deity is Varaha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. A fine Hoysala structure, the...

  • 20. Chamarajendra Statue

    In front of the northern gate of the palace at the junction of Ashoka Road and Albert Victor Road is the white marble statue of Chamarajendra Wodeyar erected in...

  • 21. Art Deco Buildings

    I walked from the city centre to the train station in order to book a train and passed by a series of large Art Deco buildings that have been well maintained...

  • 22. St Bartholomew's Church

    This simple classical church was built in 1830 on land donated by Krishnaraja Wodeyar III to serve the civil and military officers attached to the Residency....

  • 23. Silver Jubilee Clock Tower

    This 75 ft high square clock tower, was built during the Silver Jubilee of the reign of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV in 1927. It is designed in an...

  • 24. Rangacharlu Memorial Hall

    This building was constructed in 1884 in memory of C. Rangacharlu who served as the first Dewan of Mysore State. The foundation stone of this Greco-Roman...

  • 25. Visit the city palace

    The Mysore Maharaja palace is truly an awesome building, with spacious and intricately decorated Halls, a Durbar on the first floor for public audience this...

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